Friends of Kelsey Park

Kelsey Park is situated in Beckenham, in the London borough of Bromley. The Friends are a non-profit organisation founded in 1997, currently consisting of around 450 members, dedicated to its running and maintenance.

The Park opened on 31st May 1913, after the land was purchased by the people of Beckenham, for public use and enjoyment. It is a haven for all kinds of flora and fauna, with over 100 kinds of trees and over 65 species of birds having been recorded, a huge variety of flowers in the spectacular herbaceous border, and a vast array of wildlife.

There is something here for everyone - from rose gardens, water features, and nature trails, to tennis courts and a mini golf course, to a café and playground. Dog owners are welcome on the eastern side of the lake, while those seeking a more tranquil outing can find that peace on the other side on the main lawn by the herbaceous border.

For more information, feel free to look around the website, or visit the Information Centre, which is located near to the Manor Way entrance, and is open on weekends and Bank Holidays.

2024 Calendar

The 2024 Friends of Kelsey Park calendar is now available.
These are available at £6 for one or £10 for two, if collected.
They are also available for delivery, at an additional cost to cover postage.
They can be purchased by emailing

Upcoming Events

Spring Bird and Heron Watch, 7th April, 2024

11:00AM to 4:00PM

Annual event (free) with Friends of Kelsey Park & RSPB Bromley Local Group.
Come and say hello at our stalls overlooking the lake and heronry. Spotting scopes available.

Guided walks at 12:00PM and 2:00PM

Cafe and toilets available, within the Park. Suitable for children and wheelchairs.

Sorry, NO DOGS as the event is held in the dog-free side of the lake.

For more details, please contact or call 07392 790719, or visit or the RSPB Bromley Local Group Facebook page.

Save The Date - Quiz Night, 18th May, 2024

7:00PM till 10:00PM at St. George's Hall, Albemarle Road, Beckenham BR3 5HZ.

All profits go to further the work of the Friends of Kelsey Park.

Bring a team of 6, or ask us to join you with others into a team.
£15 including sausage & chips, or a veggie option. Fish & chips £4 extra.
Please bring your own soft or alcoholic drinks as the venue is not licensed.

For tickets, please email, or call 0208 6581152.

Can you spend a few hours to volunteer for the Friends of Kelsey Park?

The Committee and other volunteers work very hard to support the park that we all love. Any contribution in the Information Centre, to conservation and other tasks would be greatly appreciated. For more information please contact our Chair Wendy Hardy at Thank you.

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